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1995 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L Parking ratchet VIN: 1FBJS31H9S
When I apply the parking brake and then release it the ratchet does not return the cables far enough to release the shoes. I have replaced all of the cables and the ratchet twice with no difference. I can pull the cable back with my hand and then the shoes wil...
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTJW35F96
Iam not a diesel tech but this powerstroke belongs to my brother and its how we get our dragster to the track. Its doing a few odd things. First, the battery voltage does not increase right after starting the engine, rather it takes a few minutes and then the ...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L driver side CV axle VIN: 1FAFP6538W
Can you knowledgeable technicians recommend a removal method for the driver side drive axle? Per the Haynes manual (chapter 8, section 8-6) the axle is removed by placing the trans in Park, then use a lever such as a 16" pry bar between the inner CV joint and ...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5145X
Hey guys. Here is one that I have not seen before. Vehicle started out stalling sometimes as if a bad IAC with no codes. It would not do it when at the shop. Then started stalling while going down the road and set the P0320 code. It would start back up found n... Trouble codes: P0320 (ignition diagnostic moniter)
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FTRX12WX4
Customer was driving truck and heard a noise, pulled over and heard a ticking/tapping/clacking noise. We towed it in and began diagnosis. Noise sounds like it is in the valve train area and is a "tiny" clink clink clink (steady there, a little worse when warm,...
2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L suspension VIN: 1FTWW13P67
hi, i'm working on a 2007 f350 super duty. 6.0 diesel. owner complains of shaking and loss of control when he hits a bump at high speed. alignment is good. tires are new and balanced.the front end is tight.retorqued all fastners i've seen this on jeeps but ne...

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1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L clutch hydraulics VIN: 1FTCR15XXP
Thxs for all of the good replies- after making sure we had bled all air out(we are now experts at this function) indeed, we did have to pull trans back out & measure flywheel to a new flywheel- we could not find any specs on flywheel thickness- it was .025 thi...
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.0L Rear Air VIN: 1FDEE14NXS
Replaced aux switch. No resistor in back as advised. Ford A/C's are notorious for melting switches/fueses, etc.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L System VIN: 1FTSX30F5X
I want to thank all those that provided help. As I said in the beginning the solution was right in front of me but it did not make sence. There is nothing wrong with the system! It was designed to operate the compressor in all modes except panel only and f...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1FTSW31PX4
Well did as most suggested and went ahead and replaced the iat#2 in the manifold has been a week know customer says so far no more light and runs great, thanks. Trouble codes: P0401 (insufficient egr flow).
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU73KX4
I checked the balancer on the crank, and the weight on the inside was broken. I replaced the balancer and the idle quality smoothed out. Thanks to all who replied!
2005 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L Chuggin back intake VIN: 1FDAF57P84
Special thanks to all the reply's! Everyone hit it on the money. Tried cleaning turbo and egr passages referring to ford TSB. Noise still persists. Sent to dealer for warrenty turbo replacement due to Variable vanes in the turbo sticking letting the boost ...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L rf speed sensor VIN: 1FTSF21Y86
Thanks for all who replied. I am grateful. The customer is an oilfeilder and declined the repair due to plans of trading the truck off. Thanks again
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Electronic VIN: 76DJ3NBN09
i check more in to it found no signal came out of tempt. control panel replace panel work great thank you for all your help
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